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Beyond mojitos, rum and salsa

August 2018 - May 2019
A journey from Europe to North America, to the Karibik and all the way to Patagonia!
  • Day267

    13.5.1 Desierto de Tatacoa (rojo=red)

    May 17 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    On my way to Ecuador I really wanted to stop at the Desert of Tatacoa, which is just such an amazing place. We spend two nights there which gave us a full day to explore this super hot desert.
    We started early at 7 in the morning to escape the over 30°C temperatures from noon to 3 p.m.; And those are the temperatures in the shade! But worse is the intensity of the sun, which is just so strong at 3000m altitude.
    But is was so worth it, because the environment is so beautiful.
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  • Day261

    13.13.4 Fiesta del Pueblo Guayabal

    May 11 in Colombia ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Luckily, we were in Guayabal at the roofer moment, because we were able to attend the yearly donation collection party, where each family donates money for the upcoming festival in Juli.

    Of course there was a lot of dancing involved. It was a lot of fun!

  • Day260

    13.13.3 Working with animals

    May 10 in Colombia ⋅ 🌧 22 °C

    I somehow have a fable for working with animals. Especially these amazing dogs. And most of all Arco, who can look a 10 year old right into the face, because he is so tall. But nonetheless, they are all super calm and chill.

  • Day259

    13.13.2 Ranch life

    May 9 in Colombia ⋅ 🌧 22 °C

    Working on the ranch includes feeding the animals, mostly horses, cutting their food, collecting eggs and cleaning the stables.

    The work is not that hard though. The most exhausting thing is the walking up and down of the mountain. But I enjoy the workout a lot and it’s very nice to be in this environment. It even doesn’t smell that bad; Or I just don’t smell it anymore!Read more

  • Day257

    13.13.1 Ranch

    May 7 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Change of plans! Actually we wanted to go south, however we found a ranch of Swiss lady how married a Colombian guy and his father “needs” (is happy to have) help with th pe ranch/finca.

    So we ended up in this remote area and by that I mean really remote! We are 2 km on a mountain road outwards of anything you can call town or village, and the last 750m have to be overcome on foot; During which you gain another 100-200m altitude. But look how amazing this is!Read more

  • Day251

    13.12 Monserrate (Bogotá)

    May 1 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    A very nice (and gratis) hike up to Monserrate, a church, viewpoint, cellular antenna station and thus a tourist magnet; Well, rather less because of the last aspect.

    Anyway I enjoyed it a lot. And it was good sports with less smog.

    But here is a challenge for you all: What do you notice?

  • Day248

    13.11 Suesca

    April 28 ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    We visited this little town (pueblo) named Suesca. It is famous for its “cliffs” where many many people climb every day. There is also this railroad track, which is still used by the way, which leads the hikers to all the different spots so start your climb.
    But not all the people climb there; it is beautiful without as well. And you can even access some parts without climbing, as you can see on the pictures.Read more

  • Day245

    13.10.2 Valle de Cocora

    April 25 in Colombia ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    A must see and also included in all documentaries about Colombia, the palm tree forest. Here, you find palms that move about 5-10 cm (~3”) per year. It is assumed that that’s the reason why they are spread out like this.

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    13.9.5 Hitchhiking

    April 12 in Colombia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Hitchhiking is a very useful way of making a distance in Columbia; especially for smaller inter-town rides. So here we took a avocado tuck to the town of Filandia and had a coffee.